Last year we blogged several times about the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, a small but violent conflict fought here in Minnesota while the rest of the country waged the Civil War. One center of the commemoration has been the Minnesota History Center, whose exhibit on the war is nearing the end of its run, September 8th.
If you haven’t seen that exhibit yet, you’ve got three more weeks in which to pay the MN History Center a visit. Admission to the whole museum is $11 — discounted for college students, active military, and those 17 and under or 65 and over; free for members of the MN Historical Society. Click here for hours and directions.
While you’re there, check out the exhibits on Minnesotan experiences of the Civil War and the “Greatest Generation” that fought in World War II. (And stay tuned for news about the new exhibit on Prohibition, scheduled to open November 9th.)